Dickinson County, IA

17,046 Population
380.6 square miles 44.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
44.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
66.8%
was 65.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.0%
was 0.8%
 
Percent Under 18
19.4%
was 19.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
24.0%
was 23.6%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 3.8
Ranked 23rd Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
6.9%
was 6.6%
 
Median Household Income
$57,914
was $57,265
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.5
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
4,547
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Patents per 100,000
6
Ranked 65th Highest in IA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
59.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
182.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
13,251
was 13,087
 
Median Rent
$667
was $643
 
Total Building Permits
146
was 105
 
Occupied Housing Units
8,008
was 7,804
 
Homeownership Rate
75.5%
was 75.5%
 
Single Family Building Permits
106
was 103
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
34.8
was 34.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
72.8%
was 73.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
40
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.1
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.3
was 8.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
8.7
was 6.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 95.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.6%
was 94.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
29.0%
was 27.4%
 

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